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Cruise control in F cars?

Do any of of the Ferrari's have cruise control? I mean besides the Italian cruise control were the floor mat gets caught under the gas pedal.

My 328 is not happy at all doing 64 mph and really likes 85mph. If I don't constantly watch the speedo I get myself in trouble. I use cruise control in my daily driver to maintain my license.

I've avoided taking the 328 on longer highway trips because I know I'll get in trouble.

I know for a fact I can't trust my right foot!

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Keven- CC was optional beginning with the 612 and 599.

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I am very, very happy I ordered CC in my 458 Italia. Almost impossible to keep at maximum speeds on the highway otherwise. And frankly, when driving 12 hours at a stretch down to Italy, the right foot can start hurting so it's great to have a bit of a relaxation period.

It should be perfectly possible to get CC installed in your 328 with minimal impact on the interior.


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But I agree you can probably get CC on older models such as this, just really basic.
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I just have to remove the clips holding the floor mat and I have that cruise control already!

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I service a 550M which was fitted with a VDO cruise control system. It's a bit archaic but works.


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We've serviced many 308 and 328s that appeared to have factory cruise control installed. However, after carefully inspection (wink-wink), the problem was always the carpeting jammed into the gas pedal area. As I recall, the Birdman dude made "Matt Grabbers" or something similarly named that alleviated the problem.

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Do any of of the Ferrari's have cruise control? I mean besides the Italian cruise control were the floor mat gets caught under the gas pedal.

My 328 is not happy at all doing 64 mph and really likes 85mph. If I don't constantly watch the speedo I get myself in trouble. I use cruise control in my daily driver to maintain my license.

I've avoided taking the 328 on longer highway trips because I know I'll get in trouble.

I know for a fact I can't trust my right foot!
Depending on which model Ferrari you have and depending on your local speed limit, you can stay in either second gear or third gear. Then just floor it and let the engine sit on the rev limiter. You won't have to worry about going too fast.
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I use the cc on my 458 often. Really helps on freeway runs, even in town to keep a constant 34-40 mph. Easy to use.

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